Ancient DNA

Recovery and Analysis of Genetic Material from Paleontological, Archaeological, Museum, Medical, and Forensic Specimens

Author: Bernd Herrmann

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387943084

Category: Medical

Page: 263

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This book covers one of the most exciting areas in evolution and molecular biology: the study of DNA from specimens up to 40 million years old! Bookstore reps should emphasize that Ancient DNA presents the science behind the science fiction in the bestseller Jurassic Park.

The Windover Songs

Author: Rufus O'Brien


ISBN: 1326414488


Page: N.A

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The Art and Archaeology of Florida's Wetlands

Author: BarbaraA. Purdy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351411349

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Waterlogged archaeological sites in Florida contain tools, art objects, dietary items, human skeletal remains, and glimpses of past environments that do not survive the ravages of time at typical terrestrial sites. Unfortunately, archaeological wet sites are invisible since their preservation depends upon their entombment in oxygen-free, organic deposits. As a result, they are often destroyed accidentally during draining, dredging, and development projects. These sites and the objects they contain are an important part of Florida's heritage. They provide an opportunity to learn how the state's earliest residents used available resources to make their lives more comfortable and how they expressed themselves artistically. Without the wood carvings from water-saturated sites, it would be easy to think of early Floridians as culturally impoverished because Florida does not have stone suitable for creating sculptures. This book compiles in one volume detailed accounts of such famous sites as Key Marco, Little Salt Spring, Windover, Ft. Center, and others. The book discusses wet site environments and explains the kinds of physical, chemical, and structural components required to ensure that the proper conditions for site formation are present and prevail through time. The book also talks about how to preserve artifacts that have been entombed in anaerobic deposits and the importance of classes of objects, such as wooden carvings, dietary items, human skeletal remains, to our better understanding of past cultures. Until now this information has been scattered in obscure documents and articles, thus diminishing its importance. Our ancestors may not have been Indians, but they contributed to the state's heritage for more than 10,000 years. Once disturbed by ambitious dredging and draining projects, their story is gone forever; it cannot be transplanted to another location.

Gender and the Archaeology of Death

Author: Bettina Arnold,Nancy L. Wicker

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759101371

Category: Social Science

Page: 203

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Edited volume on what archaeological mortuary analysis can tell researchers about gender relations in the ancient world.

Windover Tales

Author: Halliwell Sutcliffe

Publisher: N.A



Page: 317

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The Red Knight

Author: John Charles Corrigan

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1525515365

Category: History

Page: 252

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The Red Knight is the product of 25 years of meticulous research. It is, arguably, the most comprehensive account ever written about the Canadian Air Force’s legendary solo jet-aerobatics performer. An important part of Canadian aviation history, the Red Knight is second only to the Snowbirds in longevity and total number of performances. The Red Knight chronicles the history of the program, from its conception in 1957 to its cancellation in 1970. Everyone who has enjoyed watching the precision, grace and beauty of aerobatic flight will enjoy this insight into the “behind the scenes” aspect of aerial displays. A fine addition to any aviation reference library, The Red Knight will be of particular interest to anyone who remembers the program or saw a performance of this uniquely Canadian display. The Red Knight is illustrated with rare photographs never published before. The book is further enhanced by specially commissioned works of art from noted Canadian Aviation Artist, Don Connolly. Details of the various Red Knight paint schemes are provided through aircraft profiles, also specifically created for this publication. Together, this unique pictorial collection vividly portrays the legacy of the Red Knight.

Lord Ravenscars Revenge

Author: Barbara Cartland

Publisher: Barbara Cartland Ebooks Ltd

ISBN: 1782135049

Category: Fiction

Page: 345

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On receipt of a desperate letter, demure young beauty Romara Shaldon rushes to the aid of her distressed sister Caryl, who has run away with the disreputable and cruel Sir Harvey Wychbold, who not only mistreats her, but also refuses to marry her when he finds she is with child. After a violent confrontation that leaves her bloodied and bruised, Romara is ÔrescuedÕ and taken to the next door home of Lord Ravenscar where, in her concussed, semi-conscious state, she finds herself married to his Lordship as part of his crazy drunken ÔrevengeÕ on a Society beauty who has spurned him. Appalling as his behaviour has been, Trent RavenscarÕs dashing looks and Nobility steal RomaraÕs heart as he rescues her stricken sister Ð but just as Romara realises that she loves the stranger who is her husband, a terrible shooting incident forces her to flee and leave all hope of love behind Ð Ê

Life and Death at Windover

Excavations of a 7,000-Year-Old Pond Cemetery

Author: Rachel K. Wentz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781886104556

Category: Social Science

Page: 145

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In 1982, a backhoe operator working at what would become the new Windover Farms housing development in Titusville, Florida, uncovered a human skull. The bones of several other individuals soon emerged from the peat bog. It would be determined that the human remains uncovered at Windover were between 7,000 and 8,000 years old, making them 3,200 years older than King Tutankhamen and 2,000 years older than the Great Pyramids of Egypt. This was just the beginning of an archaeological adventure that continues today.

A Most Indispensable Art

Native Fiber Industries from Eastern North America

Author: James B. Petersen

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 9780870499159

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 212

View: 6008

"This collection of essays chronicles the diversity and richness of one broad category of traditional material culture - fiber industries or textiles - among prehistoric and historic Native Americans in eastern North America. Such industries, which include basketry, fabrics, cordage, and netting, played an important role in the economic, social, and ceremonial life of indigenous cultures. However, because of the extreme age of the artifacts, their fragile nature, and unfavorable preservation conditions, knowledge of these industries has long been incomplete - resulting in a gap in scholarship that this volume does much to address."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Art Deco

A Mode of Mobility

Author: Michael Windover

Publisher: Puq

ISBN: 2760535134

Category: ART

Page: 289

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Titusville and Mims

Author: Benjamin D. Brotemarkle

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738516189

Category: History

Page: 128

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The history of Titusville and Mims, Florida is presented through vintage photographs.

A Deal at the Altar

Hired by the Cowboy\SOS: Convenient Husband Required

Author: Donna Alward,Liz Fielding

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460382625

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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This convenient arrangement could be so much more! Two popular marriage of convenience stories—in one convenient volume!—from New York Times bestselling author Donna Alward and Liz Fielding. Hired by the Cowboy Alexis Grayson can look after herself—even if she's alone and pregnant. But gorgeous cowboy Connor Madsen seems determined to take care of her. Since he needs a temporary wife, Alexis decides she can help him. A short-term marriage will solve their difficulties…until this wife-for-hire wants a marriage for real! SOS: Convenient Husband Required May Coleridge must marry to inherit her family home and keep her new business afloat. Adam Wavell has turned his life around and is a corporate success story. But when his sister leaves him with her screaming baby, a deal must be done. May will help Adam with his niece if he'll answer her SOS!

Wind-Over-Wave Couplings

Perspectives and Prospects

Author: S. G. Sajjadi,N. H. Thomas,J. C. R. Hunt,Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780198501923

Category: Mathematics

Page: 356

View: 8992

The way in which wind blows over water and causes waves to be generated is still a very active area of research for applied mathematicians, as well as for oceanographers and engineers. These studies result in practical methods for forecasting waves and their effects on sediment, pollution, offshore structures, etc., and even lead to methods of controlling them. These are the themes covered by papers in this book, written by many of the leading authorities in the field.

Wind Over Water

Migration in an East Asian Context

Author: David W. Haines,Keiko Yamanaka,Shinji Yamashita

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 0857457403

Category: Social Science

Page: 270

View: 5150

Providing a comprehensive treatment of a full range of migrant destinies in East Asia by scholars from both Asia and North America, this volume captures the way migrants are changing the face of Asia, especially in cities, such as Beijing, Hong Kong, Hamamatsu, Osaka, Tokyo, and Singapore. It investigates how the crossing of geographical boundaries should also be recognized as a crossing of cultural and social categories that reveals the extraordinary variation in the migrants' origins and trajectories. These migrants span the spectrum: from Korean bar hostesses in Osaka to African entrepreneurs in Hong Kong, from Vietnamese women seeking husbands across the Chinese border to Pakistani Muslim men marrying women in Japan, from short-term business travelers in China to long-term tourists from Japan who ultimately decide to retire overseas. Illuminating the ways in which an Asian-based analysis of migration can yield new data on global migration patterns, the contributors provide important new theoretical insights for a broader understanding of global migration, and innovative methodological approaches to the spatial and temporal complexity of human migration. David W. Haines is Professor of Anthropology at George Mason University. He is the author of Safe Haven? A History of Refugees in America (2010), has twice been a Fulbright scholar, and is a former president of the Society for Urban, National, and Transnational/Global Anthropology (SUNTA). Keiko Yamanaka is a Lecturer in the Departments of Ethnic Studies and International and Area Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Her work appears in a range of books and journals, including Paci c Affairs; Ethnic and Racial Studies; Diaspora; Asian and Paci c Migration Journal; and Publications of the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD). Shinji Yamashita is Professor of Cultural Anthropology at the University of Tokyo and former president of the Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology, the world's second largest national anthropology association. He is the author of Bali and Beyond: Explorations in the Anthropology of Tourism (2003)."

Wind Over Dark Tickle

Author: Heather Walter,Eric West

Publisher: Breakwater Books

ISBN: 9781550811322

Category: Marine ecology

Page: 32

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Where have the fish all gone?" sings the sea to Peter as he dreams. When he awakens, he sets out on a journey to answer this question. Will he find the answer with Mrs. Dooley, who remembers how fishing used to be; with Sarah, who loves the sea; with a marine biologist, who studies the vanishing fish; or with the fisherman who has built a boat, waiting for the fish to come back? Vibrant colour illustrations enhance a story filled with life and poignancy. Audio recordings feature a narration of the story and five original songs.

Wind Over Waves

Forecasting and Fundamentals of Applications

Author: S G Sajjadi,J C R Hunt

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0857099531

Category: Science

Page: 250

View: 3182

This book addresses ocean wave processes and turbulence as they affect oceanography, meteorology, marine and coastal engineering. It will enable applied mathematicians, seafarers, and all others affected by these phenomena to predict and control wave effects on shipping safety, weather forecasting, offshore structures, sediment pollution, and ice dynamics in polar regions. The focus is on analytical and computational methods for solving equations of motion and studying non-linear aspects of waves and turbulence. Results included show how sudden gusts and winds over waves can modify the mechanisms of wave-breaking and oceanic turbulence. The book records the proceedings of the Wind Over Waves conference of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications at Churchill College, Cambridge. Co-sponsors with the IMA are the Institute of Civil Engineers and the Royal Meteorological Society. Addresses ocean wave processes and turbulence as they affect oceanography, meteorology, marine and coastal engineering Focuses on analytical and computational methods for solving equations of motion and studying non-linear aspects of waves and turbulence Records the proceedings of the Wind Over Waves conference of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications at Churchill College, Cambridge

Wind Over Heaven

And Other Dark Tales

Author: Bruce Holland Rogers

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1587151189

Category: Fiction

Page: 150

View: 321

From dark fairy tales to creepy science fiction to a theological mystery set in the Old West, the mind of Bruce Holland Rogers takes you to territories of the bizarre: Wall Street, Suburbia, and Mexico.